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Photo - New Wheelchairs

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Colour photo x 3 of two wheelchair recipients and the presentation at Legacy House.
Object Registration
01861
Keywords
junior legatee outing, donation, hdc, ddc
Historical information
Photo of Senator Barney Cooney presenting a cheque to Legacy in front of a gathering of Legacy disabled dependents. Also some of the mothers gathered to watch.
Senator Cooney represented the Department of Veterans Affairs when he presented two wheelchairs and a cheque for $7,000 to President George Woodward at Legacy House.
The article in the Answer newsletter mentions: 'The grant of $7,000 will greatly assist Legacy's programs by covering the cost of bus hire needed for the regular outings organised during the year and the wheelchairs will provide additional assistance allowing more Junior Legatees to participate in activities.' After the presentation the junior Legatees went to the cinema and 10 pin bowling.
Every month Legacy's handicapped dependents were invited to go on outing for take part in recreational and educational activities. These programmes aimed to develop independence and thus lessen the need for reliance on others for simple routine functions. Once a year there is a two week camp this also gave the mothers some respite.
Significance
A record of the type of activities Legacy provided for the handicapped dependents of the Legacy families.
Last updated
7 Aug 2020 at 4:40PM